Monthly Archives: May 2014

Online Teaching Jobs: May 2014 – The Babb Group

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By Dani Babb: 21 Things You Should Include On Your CV

A CV is the academic resume you should be submitting to job applications, whether online or by email. Essentially a CV is very long, very detailed resume that is used for academic purposes. The online education market and job search is more competitive than ever. The more detailed your CV, I have found the greater the chances you will land your first (or fifth) online teaching position.

Dennis T OConnor‘s insight:

Dani Babb specializes in teaching you how to find online work. She’s sharp, experienced, and can help you get organized for a successful e-job hunt.  She offers solid free resources as wall as a paid membership program.  Why reinvent the wheel?  Check out her services. 

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Open Educatonal Resources for Higher Ed and K-12: Lumen Learning

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We help higher education and K-12 institutions use open educational resources effectively to eliminate textbook costs, broaden access to educational materials, and improve student success.

We provide high quality open courseware, training and support for faculty members and academic leaders to help transition high-enrollment courses to open content, teach successful open courses and sustain the quality of these courses over time.

Dennis T OConnor‘s insight:

David Wiley helped found this company last year.  That fact makes this group worth considering. 

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Blended Classroom Lesson Plan: Renaissance Men and Women: An Introduction to Discussion & Communication Strategies in an Online & Blended Environment

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Students will learn and practice appropriate online communication strategies and synthesize their learning about the Renaissance and Renaissance Men (and Women) in an online discussion. Teachers will need to set up a free Collaborize Classroom account.

Dennis T OConnor‘s insight:

Middle School Gold: Here’s a nicely detailed blended classroom lesson plan.  It comes complete with objectives, Common Core Standards, online quiz software suggestions. It also uses Collaborize a fine discussion forum system tune to the needs of blended classroom teachers. 

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Public Domain & Creative Commons Content – Finding Public Domain & Creative Commons Images – Research Guides at Harvard Library

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This guide will help you find and correctly attribute public domain and Creative Commons images for your project or presentation.

Dennis T OConnor‘s insight:

Copyright & Creative Commons: Includes more than just the infographic. Scroll down for a fine annotated bibliography of resources. 

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Assessment in E-Learning: 3 Credit Online Graduate Class – UW-Stout

Summer:  Still a few seats open, Enroll Now!
EDUC 762 961 June 16 – August 8, 2014 Instructor: Datta Kaur Khalsa
Fall:
EDUC 762 900 September 15 – November 7, 2014 Instructor:Jim Erbe
EDUC 762 900 September 29 – November 21, 2014 Instructor:Datta Kaur Khalsa
Improve your online efficiency and teaching effectiveness with hands-on practice using online assessment tools. Sharpen your discussion facilitation and improve student engagement. Understand how to quickly detect, document, and minimize plagiarism in the online classroom. Includes writing strong learning objectives that address higher order thinking, concise rubrics for evaluating achievement of those objectives, and methods for assessing individual and group activities. Experience voice and video technology options that save time grading while increasing the amount of quality feedback. Learn to use blogs and wikis as evidence of learning.

Description

Performance-based assessment, summative and formative feedback methods to assess student learning in the online classroom.
This course is an approved elective in the Master of Science in Education online degree program and is one of the required courses for individuals pursuing the Graduate Certificate in E-Learning and Online Teaching.
NOTE: You may enroll in this individual course to meet your goals for professional development, license renewal, or to complete graduate credits and transfer to another university.

Dennis T OConnor‘s insight:

Don’t miss your chance to learn with Dr Datta Kaur Khalss!  Datta and I went to grad school together! She’s a deeply knowledgeable online teacher who is passionate about her course. 

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UW-Stout: Prepare for teaching in blended or virtual online classrooms or training in elearning settings.

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Dennis T OConnor‘s insight:

How long does it take to complete the online teaching certificate? 

Each course is 8 weeks.
 Five semesters if you enroll in one course per term. If you enroll in two courses per term, you may complete the certificate in ten months.

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E-Learning Certificate Program: Checklist for Online Instructors

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The checklist presents best practices in online teaching. Included are essential ideas for all online instructors during all stages of an online course. 

  • What do you do before the class starts?
  • What should be accomplished during the first week of class?
  • What expectations should be met during the class?
  • How do you make the most of your last week of class?

Each stage includes checklists for: 

  • Managerial Expectations
  • Social Expectations
  • Pedagogical / Instructional Design Expectations.
  • Technical Expectations

Dennis T OConnor‘s insight:

Best Practices: Think of this as a quick way to review the institutional wisdom developed over the past decade of intense online teaching at UW-Stout.  These aren’t new and original ideas. These insights come from  tried and true Lessons Learned!  

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